THE 2012 VMCC FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES – THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC TRACK WEEKEND

Vintage motorcycle club MALLORY PARK ON 6/7/8 JULY 2012

The VMCC proud to announce some very exciting news concerning this year’s VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes which will be held at Mallory Park on 6/7/8 July 2012.

In association with event partner Michelin none other than 1993 500cc GP World Champion “Revvin” Kevin Schwantz will be riding an Ex-works Suzuki RGV 500 in our “Past Masters” track feature on Sunday 08th July. This will be the first time Kevin has returned to Mallory Park since the 1986 Race of The Year.
Kevin stated “Mallory Park was where I first raced a 500cc GP 2-stroke, it was not a GP, but it was the first time I actually competed on a 500, thanks to my late friend Barry Sheene. It will be interesting to ride at Mallory Park after so many years!”

VMCC CEO James Hewing stated “Kevin Schwantz has been the most requested rider to head up this year’s “Past Masters” line-up & it’s is a huge privilege for us to make this dream come true for 1000s of race fans.”

Kevin Schwantz & Suzuki are always linked whenever his name is mentioned & this iconic manufacturer will be one of the theme’s for this year’s event as other original superstar team Members from both sides of the Atlantic including Tepi Lansivuori, Mick Grant & Stan Woods take to the Track with other original Suzuki Team Members yet to be announced. This track spectacular will involve the largest gathering of genuine ex-works RG500 Suzuki’s in the world. The machines are owned & operated by Steve Wheatman’s Classic Suzuki Racing Team and will be looked after by no less than 3 Ex-factory team Mechanics!

Not only this but Ex Suzuki & Cagiva Superstar Randy Mamola will be riding his original 1980 Suzuki XR34M1 in the spectacular “Past Masters” feature on Sunday 08/07/12. Randy will also be appearing in his role as an ambassador for the charity “Riders for Health” & more details of this will follow soon.

The VMCC are also delighted to announce that Ducati UK have joined us as a principle event partner who will be having a huge presence at this year’s event both on and off the track! Working in association with Ducati UK the VMCC will bring Ducati World Champions Carl “Foggy” Fogarty, Neil Hodgson, Paul Smart & other ex works riders including “Frankie” Chili (with more TBC) onto the track in an amazing feature showcasing Ducati’s incredible World Superbike heritage.

Anyone who has attended the event in 2011 to witness the return of “King” Kenny Roberts will have seen the massive “1970s sized” crowds that swamp Mallory Park on “Past Masters Sunday”. With more star riders than at any other event (& with many more TBC) the 2012 event will be no exception. Everyone from track participants to spectators can mix with all the star riders in the paddock making this the friendliest event of its type in the World!

Over the past few years “1000 Bikes” has become synonymous with the sheer variety of motorcycle sport on offer with the now established mix of Trials, Grasstrack & Straight Line Sprinting. Also new for 2012 will be a huge Trade & Autojumble area featuring over 120 stands which will be situated at the end of the 50 strong Ave of Clubs display.

The VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes is run in association with our event partners Footman James Insurance Brokers, Bonhams Auctioneers, Michelin, Ducati UK, Mortons Media, The National Motorcycle Museum & Eriks (UK).

Click on the links below for full details-

Public Road (Sat) and Race Bike (Sun) Track Sessions
The biggest line up in Europe of Past Masters Machines and Star Riders on track. 
Pre 65 Trials
Historic Grass Track
Historic Sprint Demo
Avenue of Clubs (50 clubs in attendance in 2011)
Trade Stands/Auto jumble
Real Ale Bar open all weekend with panoramic views of Stebbe Straight 

Even more Live bands on the new “Classic Racer Magazine Stage” starting Fri of the weekend which will feature more attractions for 2012 as well as the popular “Stars on Stage” interviews.

Click on the What’s On and Latest News links for full event details/updates

Contact VMCC HQ direct or via the 2012 Entry Form and Guidance Notes.

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